World's worst forest fires. BBC, 2008. Retrieved from Films on Demand.Few places on the planet are immune to wildfires as part of natural forest life cycles. This program explores the phenomenon, from the outbreaks that hit Australia, California, and Southern Europe each summer, to the fires that devour the humid rainforests of the Amazon and Indonesia, causing havoc and creating environmental disaster. Witness fire fighters facing extreme danger, battling mighty walls of flame, and the techniques they use to extinguish turbulent blazes. Combining footage of firestorms with first person accounts from survivors, Forest Fires is a compendium of some of the world’s most deadly wildfires of recent times, including the 1997-1998 Southeast Asia inferno that decimated 15 million acres and created a regional economic and ecological disaster. A BBC Production.
Fighting Fire with FireThis video segment examines the history of fire in one of the most fire-prone, drought-afflicted areas of our world: Australia. What is the best way to manage bushfires? Explore the volatile debate of prescribed burning: does it reduce the risk to life and property, or simply destroy ecosystems?
Inside the megafire"NOVA tells the stories of residents who had to flee for their lives during the 2018 California fire season. Scientists race to understand what's behind the rise of the record-breaking megafires and investigate how forestry practices, climate change, and the physics of fire itself play a role in the dramatic increase in wildfires in recent decades."--Container.